How many of you guys were at the KISS, Tiger Stadium show? That was my first big concert I went to after landing in Detroit the previous November. Man, I knew right then and there that this place was for me. Here’s a picture someone took of me that afternoon…..
Since then I’ve seen KISS several times, interviewed Paul and Gene multiple times and done other KISS centric events.
I’ll never forget talking to Jerry Cantrell from one of the opening bands, Alice in Chains. He told me that as they looked out through the crowd to see all sorts of people painted up
like Gene or Paul, or whatever, Layne Staley turned to him and said “How come no one is dressed like us! ” LOL That was a funny interview.
Here’s the video of how that massive show started. (Check out former RIFF DJ, Mike Staff, in a Bill Clinton – Paul Stanley face mask)